A recent trend in China has been the rise of Xinghun weddings where a gay man will marry a lesbian and a new app called iHomo is making it easier for them to find each other. Chinese gays and lesbians marry each other to ease the pressure from families and even employers about marriage. Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997, but same-sex couples are not permitted to marry and society generally disapproves of their relationships. Specialized Xinghun wedding fairs and dating sites attract many LGBTI people looking for opposite sex partners to enter into a marriage of convenience.
January 31 / Gay Star News